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[Drama 2018] Mr. Sunshine, 미스터 션샤인 - Winner of Critics’ Choice Award for Drama category

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The same making video posted by TVN on their IG. 

 

Lee Byung Hun doing voice narration for commercial. When watching Mr Sunshine, I fell in love with his voice and can recognise his voice now. :wub:  But who is the female voice doing the narration with him? 

 

 

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3 hours ago, mistergenie said:

Slightly off topic: I was wondering about the picture they took in Tokyo. The only way I see it being referenced again, is in the future with someone looking at it - either with sadness (EC or AS) or love (as in their child).

 

Considering the old-fashioned way of photographs were taken, it'll definitely take awhile to develop the photos. Eugene might leave a forwarding address in the US or if he has none.. sent to the American Legation in Tokyo c/o Major Kyle Moore or the shop might forward it to Hee Sung instead since his address is in their records. Realistically, neither Eugene nor Ae Shin will have the photo in those 3 years. But EC went to see Kyle after he got out of jail, presumably still stationed in Tokyo.. so, he might have visited the shop again.

 

I'm thinking that this time around, it's AS who will be angry at EC for leaving her 3 years without a word.. not even an alphabet.. whether he's ok or otherwise. Communication would obviously be difficult since the RA hiding in the mountains but she probably expected a little hint from him, not knowing that he's been in jail. When EC 'hated' AS, he ended up embracing her so tightly. Then he 'resented' her, he decided to propose instead. So.. if AS is 'furious' at EC.. she might point the rifle at him first (as she did once) and.. then .. we connect the dots.. :P

 

@charray If we click on the original post of the clip, it has KTR tagged there. I think she's the one providing the narration with LBH, in her natural tone. Actresses tend to sound differently when they lower the tone of their voice for the roles they're playing. I've seen/heard of a few of the actresses doing this and it work wonders for their overall performance.

 

September 21, 2018

 

Charismatic quartet brings binge-worthy ‘Mr. Sunshine’ to life


By: Rito P. Asilo - Entertainment Editor Philippine Daily Inquirer

 

There’s more to the popular South Korean historical drama series “Mr. Sunshine” than its controversial depiction of period romance, arranged marriages, political opportunism and activism in the face of colonial rule.

 

The show, which is telecast on the Korean network tvN and streamed on Netflix, is so polarizing that it reportedly generated its highest and lowest ratings this month.

 

Set during the American diplomatic expedition in the late 19th century that quickly turned into a deadly armed conflict called the Shinmiyangyo, the series tells the fictional tale of a young servant, Eugene Choi, who becomes an officer (Lee Byung-hun) of the US Marine Corps.

 

On his trip back to Seoul (which was called Hanseong then), Eugene unexpectedly falls in love with an aristocrat’s headstrong daughter, Ko Ae-shin (Kim Tae-ri), who’s betrothed to a man of her parents’ choosing, Kim Hee-sung (Byun Yo-han).
 
Another controversial character in the series is Goo Dong-mae (the charismatic Yoo Yeon-seok), a sword-wielding peasant who’s forced to live a fate dictated by the abuses he and his family had endured at the hands of power-hungry soldiers. Recently, “Mr. Sunshine” had to “modify” his character after it was accused of romanticizing Dong-mae’s pro-Japanese stance.

 

Just as compelling are the attractive actors portraying those fascinating characters: Korean superstar Lee Byung-hun, whose filmography includes “Bungee Jumping of Their Own,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Red 2,” “Terminator Genisys” and “The Magnificent Seven,” was the first South Korean actor to present an award at the Oscars.
 
Kim Tae-ri has won a lot of awards for her debut performance in Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden,” with “Along with the God’s” Ha Jung-woo.

 

Yo-han and Yeon-seok’s bodies of work are also nothing to scoff at. Consider: Yo-han is as famous for his award-winning portrayals (“Socialphobia,” “Six Flying Dragons”) as he is for his forays into musical theater (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”).

 

Like Yo-han, Yeon-seok also played Hedwig in a later iteration of the gender-bending rock musical, acted in “The Good Person of Szechwan,” and starred in award-winning rom-coms (“Warm and Cozy,” “Mood of the Day,” “Dr. Romantic”).

 

Inquirer Entertainment is treating “Mr. Sunshine’s” avid followers to this Q&A featuring Byung-hun, Tae-ri, Yo-han and Yeon-seok:

 

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Lee Byung-hun as Eugene Choi in “Mr. Sunshine”

 

What were the challenges of portraying a character like Eugene Choi?  

Most of the time, I have to play a character who finds himself in a situation that I’ve never experienced, so I immerse myself in the role and focus on his situation when reading the script. My performance is the result of constant practice and hard work.

 

What was it like working with Kim Tae-ri?  

She possesses such a wide spectrum of emotions that I hardly even notice that she’s very early into her acting career. I feel that the confidence and vulnerability of Ae-shin can also be seen in Tae-ri as an individual.

 

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Kim Tae-ri as Ko Ae-shin —Photos courtesy of Netflix

 

Are you as headstrong and independent as Ko Ae-shin?

Yes, very much so. But if there’s a difference between us... I honestly wouldn’t have the courage to pick the path that Ae-shin chose if I was born to such a prestigious family in her time. I’m much more afraid of suffering.

 

What do you think of arranged marriages, which becomes a crucial game-changer for Ae-shin’s character?

The concept just doesn’t make sense to me, especially in this day and age. So, I just relied on my imagination to portray her feelings about that.
 
What were your first impressions of Lee Byung-hun, Yoo Yeon-seok and Byun Yo-han?

Great. My first impression of Byung-hun was that he was quiet, but as I got to know him better, it turned out I was wrong. He’s actually quite playful.

My first impression of Yeon-suk turned out to be true, which is that he is very sociable and positive.

I couldn’t really read what Yo-han was like, and he still is a bit of a mystery to me. I think it’s part of his charm that he’s not easily figured out.

 

What adjustments did you make from appearing in films to acting in a TV series?

Is it harder or easier?  I couldn’t really make the connection between the particular scene I was shooting and the overall story. It was difficult to act without understanding the full story.

 

So, it took quite a while for me to get into the rhythm of the bigger story. Both areas have their own challenges.

 

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Byun Yo-han as Kim Hee-sung

 

How similar are you to your character Kim Hee-sung? If you met him, would you get along with him?  

Hee-sung makes a lot of sacrifices under the circumstances he’s in. I feel like he has a bigger heart and is more generous in a lot of aspects than I am. He is kindhearted, so I would definitely get along with him.


What sets “Mr. Sunshine” apart from your other TV/film projects?  

I don’t worry too much about the differences in the projects that I’m involved in. I believe that each work has its own unique quality, so I try to respect that when I act.

 

If you weren’t an actor, what would you be doing now?  

Being an actor is the only thing I’ve ever wanted since I was very young, so I can’t think of anything else.

 

You played the title role in the stage musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” in 2016. What kind of fulfillment do you get out of theater that you don’t get from acting on TV or in films?  The biggest difference would be that you’re not allowed retakes onstage. Also, theater lets you interact directly with the audience, which I find very exciting.

 

For your fans, what kind of girls do you like?

Someone who is devoted to me.

 

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Yoo Yeon-seok as Goo Dong-mae

 

You turn in an intense performance as Goo Dong-mae. Are you as intense in real life?  

I do have some serious and intense aspects that are quite similar to Dong-mae. But, overall, it’s not easy for me to compare myself to Dong-mae.

 

How different is Yeon-seok now in 2018 compared to the Yeon-seok in “Oldboy” in 2003?

It’s already been 15 years since “Old Boy.” I’m sure there are many things about me that have changed. But one thing I constantly remind myself is my commitment to acting.
 
Which do you enjoy doing more of—drama or romantic comedies?

I don’t have a preference for a particular genre. I tend to choose a role based on the overall scenario and the character itself.

 

How different is performing onstage from acting on TV or in films?

There are a lot of differences between acting in front of the camera and onstage. When you’re shooting something that is recorded on camera, once the shoot is over, you can never redo it.

 

On the other hand, when you’re doing a play or musical, you can actually monitor the audience’s response and constantly improve and diversify your acting. It’s a great opportunity for training for an actor.

 

If you met Dong-mae in person, do you think you’ll get along with him?

I don’t think I would be able to, because Dong-mae would get along only with people who are associated with Lady Ae-shin!

 

What type of women do you find attractive?

I like a woman with a great smile.

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I smiled a bit firstly when DM and EC met.

Eventhough its been 3 years, its like they continued a

conversation they started that morning.

 

And then it looked like Dong Mae was without his sword.

I wouldnt be able to handle that.

But the sword is still with him.

 

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@rubie  Thanks, so it is Kim Tae Ri’s voice. She is very eloquent and clear in the narration so maybe that is why it is different from how she sounds in Mr Sunshine.

 

Speculating on the next episode -  I don’t think Ae Shin has the capability to point her rifle at Eugene this time as the preview (if we are to believe it) shows that she is injured and in pain. 

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BTS translation https://tv.naver.com/v/4105770/list/256798 , if you can't access naver, please try BTS in this link.

scene (where EC showing 1 bullet left in his gun to AS) 

EC: We just need to use this one bullet well.

AS: What a great lover.

 

scene( EC escaping with AS)

EC: Let's go

stepping out and EC surprised by misstep? Trying one more time

 

scene( LBH and KTR jumping before the shoot to act real, they're holding hands )

Staff: Get to spot

LBH: Me? (holding KTR's hand)

Other staff: No, no...

 

Scene

KTR: Did I lean against the wall? (asking to LBH)

LBH: Yes

KTR: Oh, I didn't know. I'm sorry. ( Go Aeshin / Currently in trance )

LBH: You were acting while in trance.

KTR: Yes ( eagerly )

LBH saying wow... and KTR hitting him with her hat.

 

Scene where they're still jumping

KTR jumping.. and LBH starts jumping vigorously. (Banner saying chemistry explosion!)

LBH suddenly stops.. saying : my pants snapped.

KTR: Really?

LBH: My pants.. button.

KTR still jumping and saying "Ting~~" 

Scene where KTR and LBH stopping under the arch.

 

Scene in the cell? in US legation

(EC and AS spending a night till morning)

LBH wore slipper. KTR holding script?

Staff: (to LBH) Maybe your legs are too wide open?

LBH: I can get wider. (showing)

KTR: Just about right width. 

 

KTR pretending to snore then waking up with smile

LBH was looking down with emotion but with KTR waking up that way, LBH also perks up.

LBH: I was sleeping too

KTR and LBH laughing

 

LBH saying his lines : Because I need to go back to US.. (with emotion)

KTR pouting.

 

LBH asking to staff: Am I to look at ring on my hand or Aeshin's hand? 

staff: Sunbaenim(LBH) 's hand please

LBH looking at his ring with feminine gesture(?), KTR doing the same

 

KTR sleeping, leaning on LBH

Take 1: KTR's stomach rumbling 3 times

PD : cut ok

KTR: My stomach is saying lines.

LBH: it feels like I'm talking with 5 persons. Let's do it one more time

Take 2: LBH's stomach rumbling 1 time ( Banner: This time Eugene, can rumbling have chemistry? )

LBH: My stomach answered you.

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7 hours ago, kansas424 said:

Dayum, here we are breaking our hearts with those scenes and yet they were having fun making it :tears:

New fanmade MV of EuShin. That's how i get through this weekend without Mr. Sunshine, by spamming these fanmade MV. 
 

 

 

Me too. Another week of anxiously waiting. I need to stop rewatching my favorite scenes. 

 

What are your favorite Mr. Sunshine moments/scenes?  

 

My favorite are the hugs, AS’s hilarious “come here” at the US legation, fishing date, the bakery proposal and the train love confession scene.  I also love DM grabbing AS’s skirt in ep 4 (?) I know it was kind of wrong but that scene was breathtakingly beautiful with the rain drops, the music and the intensity from both actors. 

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8 hours ago, rubie said:

 

Considering the old-fashioned way of photographs were taken, it'll definitely take awhile to develop the photos. Eugene might leave a forwarding address in the US or if he has none.. sent to the American Legation in Tokyo c/o Major Kyle Moore or the shop might forward it to Hee Sung instead since his address is in their records. Realistically, neither Eugene nor Ae Shin will have the photo in those 3 years. But EC went to see Kyle after he got out of jail, presumably still stationed in Tokyo.. so, he might have visited the shop again.

 

 Not really. I used to be a photography (back in the dinosaur days of negatives and film), and I know a little about the history of photography. At that point in history, the old plate daguerreotypes had gone out, and a precursor to what we think of when we think of negatives had come in. (Thanks, George Eastman!)  Even back then, it was a chemical wash for the negatives, dry it, expose the paper, a chemical wash for the paper, dry the paper. The exact type of negative, paper, and chemicals have changed, but the hand-developing process can still be completed in a couple of hours. The photographer would have had to be paid a nice sum to do a rush job and have the print ready that day, but it could have been ready for pick-up the next day. (TBH, the same would have been true of the photo taken of Ae-Shin's parents, although it would have involved a different kind of photography. The print would have been ready whenever the photographer decided it was time to set up the dark room, pour out trays of chemicals, etc., likely whenever he had several to process at once.)

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It wouldn't be complete without strongman YuJo, right.. 

 

Art by Ruro

 

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6 hours ago, seabysea18 said:

 

Me too. Another week of anxiously waiting. I need to stop rewatching my favorite scenes. 

 

What are your favorite Mr. Sunshine moments/scenes?  

 

My favorite are the hugs, AS’s hilarious “come here” at the US legation, fishing date, the bakery proposal and the train love confession scene.  I also love DM grabbing AS’s skirt in ep 4 (?) I know it was kind of wrong but that scene was breathtakingly beautiful with the rain drops, the music and the intensity from both actors. 

 

Shoe wearing, boat scene, photographing scene, train confession + ring wearing , jail scenes, apothecary  hug scenes XD

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9 hours ago, seabysea18 said:

What are your favorite Mr. Sunshine moments/scenes?  

 

There are really so many but some of mine that I can remember right now.. from the earlier episodes..

 

1. Eugene and Ae Shin's first boat date

2. When Eugene told Ae Shin about his slave background -- a serious scene but the frozen river & mountain visual was amazing (yep, it's all VFX but still a lovely background) plus KTR looked super pretty in her winter hanbok.

3. When Eugene went to the valley to look for his parents' grave and he met Gunner Jang at the mountainside grave

4. When Ae Shin was returning the stolen gun and she was caught red-handed by EC and Domi. The scene before when SG told AS to return the gun was funny, too.

5. Sumi came to see EC about the document hidden in the baby's blanket

6. EC and Gunner Jang in sniper mode in the revenge plan against Lee See Hoon.

 

Ah.. it's endless.. there're so many.. we can all go on and on.. :lol: makes me want to  re-watch these scenes now.

 

Another most-loved character on MR.SUNSHINE.. the gentle rebel who became the Emperor's beloved guard.

 

Art by Ruro

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PPL moment.....I love her bag :wub: This bag really featured in many scenes in episode 21 and it fits well in the story and is not too jarring. Example of PPL that is well executed with this one.

 

But the jackpot for PPL must go to Lovecat Bijoux with their couple rings. They really hit the jackpot here. I love the rings and the proposal scene and train confession scene with the rings. Totally an integral part of the story. 

 

Not sure how the financials for PPL actually work or whether TVN or the production company would reap the financial benefits. But certainly hope TVN and Mr Sunshine production company achieve financial success to at least recoup the huge investment they had made in this drama.

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I love Mrs. Choi's handbag as well, lovely design and sweet color. :wub: It's simple yet so perfect for her, to hold and run with. :lol:

 

@charray you were asking this before. Today, Lee Byung Hun has started his official IG.. with the first photo of Eugene studying his script. It hasn't been verified yet but his agency had highlighted this account.

 

Photo: LeeByungHun

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Love this sweet, vibrant and happy cartoon version of Eugene & AeShin Choi. :wub:

 

By Ruro

 

 

Another beautiful EuShin sketch by laon__art
 

Spoiler

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@rubie Oooh!! That running towards the firworks is simply scintillating. Thanks for posting the link.

 

Also, for those interested in tonight's special, do check out this instagram account:  mrsunshine_thirtybutseventeen


 

Spoiler

 

Spoiler Alert: Looks like there are two scenes  from E23/24 shown in this clip:

 

That Eugene and Hwang Eun San scene better not be cut from next two episodes.  Eugene is wearing his cap, he looks fine, his coat and shirt are not covered in blood - could this be a scene before he heads to Glory Hotel  at the end of E22? Or is this scene yet to be shown? Or is it deleted already and we are getting a glimpse of it in this special episode. So many questions.
 
Most important spoilery scene - very quick frame of the young noble soldiers dressed in Japanese military uniforms and they're inside the train.:open_mouth::scream:
 
Edit: One more, immediate aftermath of the Glory Hotel bombing+Eugene's VO:
 

More and more I get this feeling in the pit of my stomach that Eugene is the one who will die :(

 

 

 

 

 

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Some of my fav scenes

- when Haman said that Confucius's words make her sleepy

-when mr. Haengrang told Haman that he will buy her anything she wants.

Thats true love.

- when those people from the train gave the description of that japanese soldier.

- the nice scene when EC and AS talked over the garden wall, and he told her that

she looks brave with short hair

- the first meeting between DM and EC.

The best always recognize eachother.

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Haven't seen anyone upload the E23 preview, so here it is.

 

All credit to Sadgasna

 

 

Also, how cruel are they? They show Dong Mae rescuing Hina, they show even more DM/KN scenes (which Iwholeheartedly welcome)  but the sadists at TVN know exactly what to not show at all - and that is any EC/AS scene. UGH!!!

There's a quick shot of Eugene shooting Japanese soldiers in the hospital - is it where he takes AS in the first place? Dammit!! I am going to be so pissed if AS is unconscious and out of action for most of the episode.

 

Towards the end of the promo, we have Eugene saying , (and I got this translation from  a fan on twitter) - "You go save your Joseon and I will save you."  Right before he says this, we have a very short dialog by AS and no one has translated it . I would really appreciate it if someone here helps us out by transcribing the preview. Ahem!! Yo,  @mistymorning , where you at? :)

 

"You go save your Joseon and I will save you." 

The pit in my stomach grows deeper.  Looking more and more likely that Eugene will end up sacrificing himself to save Ae Shin. I keep going back to that spoiler pic from many, many days ago - Ae shin in Western clothes at the train station - why is she alone? Where is Eugene?

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33 minutes ago, mistergenie said:

"You go save your Joseon and I will save you."   

wow i so love EC...He is the best...ready to do anything for love...

Thanks for E23 preview

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